Friday, December 27, 2013

FO: Thora Socks by Rachel Coopey, aka the Christmas Explosion socks

What is left to be said about my Christmas Explosion socks?
I finished them on Boxing Day just as a big storm hit our small corner of the world.

 In fact, these socks look a lot like the weather map for Scotland over the past 24 hours.
We lost a few branches and the outside light was blown off the side of the house, taking a large section of harling with it, but I think we got off lightly.  I was surprised to find the tarpaulin still covering the woodpile this morning.
Pattern:  Thora from A Knitted Sock Society by Rachel Coopey
Yarn:  Knitting Goddess 4 ply sock yarn, 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, in the colourway Jolly Holly
This is one of those compulsive patterns which lures you forward into knitting just one more section until suddenly you realise you have finished a pair of socks :)
I really enjoyed the yarn too - the crazy pooling adds to the character of these socks.  It is much softer than I expected from a 75/25 mix - a seriously good workhorse sock yarn that comes in a remarkable range of colours.  (And there is a 20% off sale on right now... just saying!)

I wanted a pair of cheerful Christmas socks and that is definitely what I got!
I am very happy :)


Jen Forsythe said...

Beautiful colour mix, perfect for the christmas season & so cosy looking.

Donna Hensley said...

Definitely an explosion of joy on the feet - makes getting dressed in the morning that much happier, I imagine. :)

Lynne said...

I love these socks, the colours are such good fun together! Here in Belfast we've had stormy weather for the last 24 hours. It's supposed to ease later tonight, but already part of the back fence has blown down. Hope you don't have any more damage!

poppy in stitches said...

beautiful socks, great to hear the storm left you all well - was very scarey.

beate grigutsch said...

i was thinking of you when the radio news talked about that storm.....
happy that it made not too heavy damage!
we were a little scared by the forecast but we only hear the storm, 100m above us on the mountains. our little canyon was sheltered and quiet. it´s good to be "so far" east.
enjoy this time of the year :-)

Bri said...

Those are cool! I'm just learning to knit but socks like those would be neat.

MaryinTN said...

Love the socks! We are too far south for the ice storm that brought bad weather to you, but the temps are below freezing at night. Brrr.

Nita said...

Love them! Perfect winter socks!

acharmofmagpies said...

These are a Christmas explosion! And a glorious one. They're fabulously fun.